Emilia Clarke had plenty of theatergoers violating Broadway’s strict no photography rule as she appeared nude in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
The “Game of Thrones” star made her Broadway debut earlier this week in the revival, which officially opens March 20 at the Cort Theatre. The scene occurs as Clarke steps into a bubble bath in the production, according to the New York Post.
“On Monday, it was a packed house including a huge contingent of fans of ‘Game of Thrones,” an unnamed source told the Post. “What titillated the audience… was a full nude scene between Emilia and [male lead] Cory Michael Smith.
“She undresses him and he gets in the tub. She then goes offstage and comes back in a towel. She take it off and gets in with him.”
The paper also reports that the Cort Theatre has now beefed up security during performances to prevent further camera phone shots of the actress.
This new adaptation of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” marks the first time the story has officially opened on Broadway, though a musical version starring Mary Tyler Moore became a legendary flop in 1966. The version is written by Richard Greenberg, who says his goal was to have the drama be more akin to the original Truman Capote novella than the famous 1961 film version starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
“The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume it’s tone – still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” he said when the production was announced.
The New York Times says the new version is “much closer to the spirit of the novella,” and spoke to Clarke about playing the role so associated with Hepburn. Clarke says she has been “obsessed” with Hepburn since she was five, and that she sees Hepburn’s role in the film version as “perfection,” and not something that she is trying to copy.
“There’s not much I can do about all the people who come in and hope for Audrey Hepburn,” she said. “I just hope they’re not terribly disappointed.”